Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson reunited on March 7th at the “Love Rocks” all-star benefit at New York City's Beacon Theatre. The show, which marked the band's first performance since 2016, was the third-annual event and, raised money for God’s Love We Deliver — which provides curated meals for those living with illness in the NYC area. The Wilson sisters joined the event house band for run-throughs of “These Dreams” and “Crazy On You,” Robert Plant was on hand to play a six song-set that included a pair of Elvis Presley classics — “Don’t” with God’s Love Singers & Larry Campbell and “A Mess Of Blues” with Jimmie Vaughan — along with a couple of songs with Sheryl Crow — “Rich Woman” and ” Black Dog” — before tackling Led Zeppelin's “Thank You” as well as taking part on the show's final two numbers — Shake Rattle & Roll” and “Feelin' Alright.” Other performers at the event included Billy Gibbons, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Martin Short, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and former-New York Yankee Bernie Williams, among others.(JamBase) Lindsey Buckingham's wife Kristen has once again taken to Twitter to trash her husband's former bandmates. Kristen lambasted Fleetwood Mac for Lindsey's firing last year and took exception to Mick Fleetwood's recent statement to The New York Post in which he explained the band's firing of Lindsey without warning by saying: “We weren’t happy — (happy) sounds almost like too light of a word to use. It just wasn’t a happy situation anymore, really for everyone.” Yesterday (March 10th) Kristen posted on her official Twitter site: “@MickFleetwood you are so busy telling the world how 'unhappy' the band was. It would have been nice if you told Lindsey that. He’s still wondering what happened. You are a dishonest coward and I have zero respect for you. That goes for all of you FM, you really suck @fleetwoodmac” Last month, Lindsey Buckingham underwent open-heart surgery. Buckingham's surgery resulted in vocal cord damage — which may have been due to a tracheotomy — although no details of what procedures were undertaken have been revealed. A post-op photo of the couple was posted across Lindsey's social media platforms and showed his face and neck severely bruised. Coming on May 3rd is Summer Of Sorcery, the new studio set from Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul. Steve Van Zandt said of the new set, “I always work thematically. I can't just throw together a collection of songs; there has to be some kind of overriding idea that drives it. This time I wanted to capture the excitement of that first summer of consciousness. That one special summer where you first fall in love with life, that thrill of just being alive.” The new collection follows Van Zandt's 2017's solo return, Soulfire, and its 2018 live follow-up, Soulfire Live! (Press release) Former Aerosmith guitarist Jimmy Crespo is recovering after a fall in which he suffered a head injury. Crespo, who had replaced Joe Perry in the studio and on the road between 1979 and 1984, co-wrote a number of songs with Steven Tyler — including the seven of the 10 tracks on 1982's Rock In A Hard Place. Former L.A. Guns singer Chris VanDahl posted an update on Crespo's recovery on Facebook, writing, “I’m happy to report. . . that Jimmy has been downgraded from the ICU and is doing much better. For those of you who have been asking about what happened? Several days ago Jimmy slipped and hit his head extremely hard. Up until recently his speech center was affected. Can’t tell you how happy I am to report that that certainly wasn’t the case today.”(Ultimate Classic Rock) Over the years, Crespo has also performed and recorded with such notables as Billy Squier, Meat Loaf, and Stevie Nicks, among others. Brian May announced the death of Queen's first bassist, Mike Grose. Despite the dramatic liberties taken in Bohemian Rhapsody, Grose was the first of four bassists for the band, followed by Barry Mitchell, Doug Bogie, and finally, John Deacon. Brian May posted on his official Instagram account, “Yes — not a jolly time for us. Mike Grose was Queen’s first bass player. Around 1970, Roger (Taylor) invited him to come up to London from Cornwall to rehearse with us, putting those first songs together. He was a powerful figure, with powerful gear! His sound was massive and monolithic! In the end the liaison didn’t work out, but we owe Mike gratitude for helping us take those first steps. RIP Mike. Bri” On October 22nd, Joni Mitchell will publish the new book, Morning Glory On The Vine – Early Songs And Drawings. According to her official website (JoniMitchell.com), the book, which sells for $40, features, “A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell's handwritten lyrics and watercolor paintings, originally handcrafted as a holiday gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first time.” According to the site, “Morning Glory On The Vine includes (handwritten) lyrics and poems and illustrated them with more than thirty of her original paintings and watercolors.” The hand-crafted, numbered and signed limed edition of 100 books, features a newly written introduction from Joni Mitchell.
Source: Pulse of Radio